Thank you so much!!! I didn't add artist and song title because that would bloat the skin more. I highly recommend just diving into the rainmeter docs to see how to create a skin to show song title and artist -- it is surprisingly easy!
The patcher may not have worked, see first line of FAQ. You may need to take ownership of the 3 files yourself. Otherwise try using SecureUXTheme instead.
thank you! you need StartIsBack++ for the start menu, open the StartIsBack properties and apply the right taskbar / start menu.